June 23, 2000
An article by treatment activist Jeff Getty of Survive AIDS, "Emerging Bone Problems in HIV-Infected Patients," is now available at http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/special/srhiv009.html
There are two kinds of bone problems which seem to be increasing in persons with HIV: avascular necrosis, and more recently, osteopenia (called osteoporosis when it becomes more severe). At San Francisco General Hospital there have been about 50 hip replacements in the last eight years, about 20 of them in the last two years. Getty summarizes some of the current issues, using published reports and conversations with medical experts.
ISSN # 1052-4207
Copyright 2000 by John S. James. Permission granted for noncommercial reproduction, provided that our address and phone number are included if more than short quotations are used.
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